The grill masters at Chick-fil-A at Lynnhaven Mall strive to keep customers satiated by serving quality sammies in a friendly, comfy environment. Fatefully invented in 1967, the original chicken sandwich has remained true to its Georgian origins, still prepared with boneless, hand-breaded breast meat before a thorough bronzing in 100% refined peanut oil instead of a tiny chicken-tanning booth. Accompanying the tasty chicken chop to the belly ball is a butterific toasted bun, minus the corsage. Customers can mosey on over to Chick-fil-A after working up a mighty hunger hunting wild Build-a-Bears throughout the Lynnhaven Mall for two of the restaurant's famed craving-quenchers.
Wild River Outfitters originally manifested more than 30 years ago as a small boating business, then blossomed in its teen years into a one-stop shop for alfresco adventures. Its stalwart staff possesses encyclopedic knowledge about adventuring and its required accoutrements, from the correct canoe to the most suitable tent. Sportswear ($25–$60) and outerwear ($99–$300), valuable for either their warmth or breathability, run rampant within Wild River Outfitters' 9,000-square-foot confines, including brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, and Mountain Hardware. Footwear flourishes among the kayaks and canoes, so eager adventurers can find the perfect fit, whether they plan on climbing mountains, hiking trails, or punting boulders ($20–$200).
The knowledgeable team at Jerry’s Artarama stockpile a vast selection of art supplies for amateur and professional projects. Staff members roam the store answering art questions and help track down hard-to-find supplies for any medium including wrapped canvases and invisible ink. The onsite custom-framing shop outfits works in traditional wood and aluminum frames with a variety of matting options to enhance and preserve enveloped images. The emporium also hosts workshops throughout the month to develop oil- and watercolor-painting techniques, as well as demos to meet and learn from instructors in a more informal setting.
At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Winesett's huge plant catalog offers an excellent search system to help you pinpoint your desired fronds, ferns, and foliage before you set foot in their beautifully floral space. But those who subscribe to the Indiana Jones school of gardening can always crash in through the palms and uncover their personal horticultural holy grail by asking Winesett's helpful staff of experts to guide them to it. Starters of annuals start at $1.69, but you can also get a ready-to-inhale hanging basket of blooms beginning at $15.99. Gallon perennials are $7.99, including favorites such as Russian Sage, Ice Plant, May Night Salvia, and Purple Heart Wandering Jew. If you're looking to beautify your lawn after its outbreak of acne, buy and/or install a flowering shrub such as a mock Orange ($19.99), Spirea ($17.99), or Loropetalum ($24.99). For a High Plains feel, a drift rose ($24.99) will paint your whole house red. Winesett Nursery also carries a plethora of rare and unusual plants that tend to flourish in the Tidewater area, such as piranha plants, whomping willows, and body-snatching pods.